DIRECTOR: RORY KENNEDY
USA / 2017
SUNDAY 10:15AM / CINEMA 3
RUNNING TIME: 116 MINS
A rip-roaring account of a life spent conquering untameable walls of water. An exhilarating ride.
This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores the fear, courage and ambition that push a man to greatness – and the cost that comes with it. A dynamic, dominating personality, Hamilton became one of surfing’s central figures and revolutionized the nature of the sport with such innovations as using jet-skis to launch surfers into huge waves. His story is so filled with dramatic incident and personal and psychological complexity, not to mention spectacular visuals of waves upward of 100 feet tall, that it compels attention whether surfing means anything to you or not.